“She was one of the most unforgettable people in my life. Soc Sinan was 22 years old when I met her. Within five years she had become trapped amid the horrors of Pol Pot’s ‘killing fields.’ But Sinan was a survivor. She outwitted the Khmer Rouge. With a little help, she escaped Cambodia in the wake of the Vietnamese occupation. In America, she built a new life for herself, helping other Cambodian refugees.” So begins a extremely moving and very personal piece by Jim Laurie, who covered the U.S. wars in Indochina in the 1970s.
Click the photo to read the rest. It’s definitely worth a look.